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Global Engagement

English Language Program

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Summer Session
June 24 – August 16
Fall Session
September 9 – November 15
Interest Form
Email: ELP@rochester.edu

The University of Rochester’s Office for Global Engagement is offering a non-credit bearing English Language Program (ELP) for newly admitted or matriculated international students as well as for English speakers who have a connection to the University of Rochester (staff member or family of a staff member or student). Program modules will run for ten weeks and will cover topics ranging from general English to academic speaking and academic writing.

Where: 40 Celebration Drive | International Services Office Suite 1.100 | Room 105
Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Phone: (585) 273.1568
Email: ELP@rochester.edu

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Summer Institute at the Eastman School of Music

The Summer Institute is open to matriculated students as well as for English Speakers who have a connection to the University of Rochester (post-docs, faculty, staff, or family of a staff member or student). This is an eight-week program taught on campus at the Eastman School of Music and runs from June 24 – August 16; classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m. until 3:00pm. Topics include: Academic Reading, Academic Writing, and Academic Speaking and Listening with additional modules aimed at preparing non-native English speakers for the academic and social environment of the Eastman School of Music.

These modules will prepare you for your undergraduate or graduate studies by providing intensive academic English training, advice on how to succeed as a student in the United States, opportunities to learn about the city, and cultural field trips. Tuition is $1,920.00 USD; if you are interested in registering, please contact the English Language Program at: ELP@rochester.edu.

If you are a University of Rochester employee, you may be eligible for tuition benefits to cover a majority of the cost for the fee-based modules. Please visit the Total Rewards Human Resources site for more information.


Registration

Matriculated student registration (newly admitted or matriculated international students):

• Net ID required

Matriculated Student Registration

Non-matriculated student registration (staff member, post-doc, or family of a staff member or student):

• Include your Student I.D. Number AND your Social Security number (or its equivalent) under “General Information”
• If you are a University of Rochester employee (including post-docs), please review tuition benefits eligibility before completing both forms.
• Bring the completed form to the English Language Program office (40 Celebration Drive | International Services Office Suite 1.100 | Room 105) by Friday, February 8th to ensure timely registration for the ELP modules.

Non-matriculated Student Registration

If you are a University of Rochester employee, you may be eligible for tuition benefits to cover a majority of the cost for the fee-based modules. Please visit the Total Rewards Human Resources site for more information.


Modules located at College Town: 40 Celebration Drive
International Services Office Suite, 1.100 | Classroom 102:

Academic Writing
ELP 401
Cost: $300
Location | Day and Time: Douglass Commons, Room 302 | Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:50pm – 6:05pm
Location | Day and Time: College Town, 40 Celebration Drive, International Services Office, Classroom 102 | Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 7:15pm
This module is designed to help develop and refine academic English writing skills through classroom discourse. Content includes how to search for resources online and in the library, weekly journals on a Blackboard discussion board, presentations on articles in students’ disciplines, reviews of grammatical accuracy, academic honesty and avoiding plagiarism, writing mechanics, citation patterns, major genres of writing such as articles for publication, and professional correspondence.

Academic Speaking
ELP 402
Cost: $300
Location | Day and Time: Douglass Commons, Room 419 | Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:50pm – 6:05pm
Location | Day and Time: College Town, 40 Celebration Drive, International Services Office, Classroom 102 | Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
This module aims to help strengthen speaking skills in both classroom and everyday communication settings. The major elements include 1) mini-presentation; 2) transcription of a video on a current issue; 3) group debate (three times during the semester); 4) formal presentation of a topic in students’ disciplines; and 5) voice journal.

General English
ELP 403
Cost: $300
Location | Day and Time: Douglass Commons, Room 302 | Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:15pm – 7:30pm
Location | Day and Time: College Town, 40 Celebration Drive, International Services Office, Classroom 102 | Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00pm – 6:15pm OR Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00pm – 6:15pm
This module encourages English language learners in the University community to develop English communication skills in both formal and informal settings. The purpose of this module is to help students develop a solid understanding of U.S. cultures in the workplace and daily life; improve their use of English beyond the classroom such as in job interviews; and make rapid progress in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Modules located at The Language Center
Douglass Commons | Room 305:
Learning & Speaking about US Life & Culture
ELP 404
Cost: FREE
Location | Day and Time: TBA
The English Language Program is collaborating with The Language Center to offer Learning and Speaking about U.S. Life and Culture. This low-key ten-week module meets once a week and provides a context for informal conversations. Past versions of this module have explored topics related to life and culture in the U.S. There are limited spots available; while this module is free, it does require advance registration.


English Language Program Intensive Study: a full-time study option is in development for 2019


 

All interested students should complete the online Interest Form!